Co-Op City, Bronx, New York Case Study by scribbler

Co-Op City, Bronx, New York
An overview of the history, infrastructure, demographics and nursing diagnosis of the Co-Op City, in the Bronx, New York.
# 152562 | 1,989 words | 9 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper outlines the history of Co-Op City in New York and describes its infrastructure. The paper specifically looks at Co-Op City Department of Public Safety, the agency responsible for the protection of life and property within the confines of Co-Op City, and details the units that comprise this agency. Next, the paper provides demographic information of this area and relates the health issues plaguing the community. Finally, the paper considers the nursing interventions that would be recommended for this population.

Overview and History of Area
Name and Location of Agency
Demographic Information
Nursing Diagnosis
Nursing Intervention

From the Paper:

"Co-Op City is one of the more unique communities in the modern urban landscape. It is located in the Baychester area of the northeastern section of the Borough of the Bronx and is the largest cooperative housing development in the world (Whitsett, 2006). It is one of the more diverse areas of the city, but has taken steps to provide affordable housing in a safe environment.
"It is not an "older-historic" neighborhood; in fact, construction began in 1968 and was completed in 1973. It was built on a landfill, and the original marshland still surrounds the city's perimeter. The building foundations, in fact, extend through bedrock through over 50,000 pilings, but because of the marshy nature, many of the city's structures sink a tiny fraction each year, often creating cracks in sidewalks and building entrances (Puza and Breslin, 1997).
"Co-Op City has almost 16,000 residential units that are spread out in 35 high rise buildings and seven clusters of townhouses. It sits on 320 acres, but, on purpose, only 20% of the land was developed. It is the single largest residential development in the United States with high-rise apartments (24-33 floors), and the 236 townhouse are three stories high and have a separate garden apartment attached (A Walk Through the Bronx, 2009). Essentially, Co-Op City is a city within a City - more than an integrated neighborhood, but less than a separate borough."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cheslow, J. (1994, November 20). If You're Thinking of Living in Co-Op City. Retrieved from The New York Times:
  • Co-Op City Overview. (2010). Retrieved from Co-Op City Department of Public Safety:
  • Dangerous Areas of North Bronx. (2010). Retrieved from
  • Health, N. Y. (2006). Community Health Profiles - The Bronx. Retrieved from NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygeine:
  • Miller and Rollnick. (2000). Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change Addictive Behaviors. New York: Guilford Press.

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